Uncanny Valley

A Memoir by Anna Wiener

  • Published: Aug 15, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A definitive document of a world in transition I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." -Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror Reflections on Self-Delusion A New... read more

Uncanny Valley - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file uncanny-valley.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of Uncanny Valley for only $17.00. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of Uncanny Valley

Exact title of the book
Uncanny Valley
Book author
Anna Wiener
ISBN
9781250785695
Publisher
Picador
Published
Jan 05, 2021
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
288
File size (in PDF)
2592 kB

Some brief overview of book

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A definitive document of a world in transition I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." -Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror Reflections on Self-Delusion A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a January 2020 IndieNext Pick. One of Vogue's 22 Books to Read This Winter, The Washington Post's 10 Books to Read in January, ELLE's 12 Best Books to Read in 2020, The New York Times's 12 Books to Read in January, Esquire's 15 Best Winter Books, Paste's 10 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2020, and Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020. The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley a defining memoir of our digital age In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial-left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy.

She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building.

Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wieners memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industrys shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

About author

Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker online, where she writes about Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York, The New Republic, and n+1, as well as in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. She lives in San Francisco.

Uncanny Valley is her first book.

Download Uncanny Valley as e-book

Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

Uncanny Valley

Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.